Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code; negligence in the practice of engineering. Licensee signed, sealed and dated structural engineering documents which included removal of existing concrete roof joists, increasing the height of the building, etc. The drawings contained deficiencies. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to, the wind load results indicated on certain pages of the calculations do not correlate with the wind speed hand written in by Licensee. As a result, the foundations, steel roof joists, steel roof girders and their connections do not meet the minimum load requirements, and the footing was undersized, etc.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board based upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $500.00, Costs of $1,411.75, Appearance Before the Board, Probation which includes a Board-approved course in Engineering Professionalism and Ethics, the Board’s Study Guide and project review at six (6) and eighteen (18) months. A Final Order was issued on October 14, 2015.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code